2017 News Releases

National Obesity Care Week’s (NOCW) Bariatric Surgery Day Helps Individuals Throughout the U.S. Gain Access to Obesity Treatment
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on November 2, 2017

Washington, DC – National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is proud to announce that through a collaboration with Ethicon*, part of Johnson & Johnson** Medical Device Companies and Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP) a total of eight patients in need throughout the U.S. will receive the life changing treatment of bariatric surgery at no cost. NOCW 2017 is brought
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Obesity Uncovered: How Well do North Americans Understand Their Health Insurance? Survey Finds Americans, Canadians Confused About What’s Available and Covered
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 31, 2017

Washington, DC – For a long time now, Canadians have taken pride in their system of universal healthcare. In the U.S., more people than ever before now have health insurance, but a new study presented today at ObesityWeek 2017 shows that one thing hasn’t improved in either country. Access to medical care that will actually help a
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The 3rd Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Kicks Off With a Vision to Change the Way We Care About the Disease of Obesity
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 29, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – October 29th marks the beginning of National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. Today, more than 90 million adult Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. For
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The 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Surpasses 110 Co-Sponsors in the U.S. House of Representativs
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on October 4, 2017

Tampa, Fla. –The 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S830) (HR1953) has surpassed 110 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 111 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional treatment tools to help seniors address their obesity. The bill provides CMS with the authority to
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OAC’s 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Educates, Advocates and Celebrates Health
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on August 24, 2017

Tampa, Fla. –  New Orleans was host to the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention. The OAC welcomed upwards of 550 registrants to YWM2017, providing individuals eager to learn more about weight management strategies the opportunity to learn from the country’s foremost experts on weight, health, nutrition, weight bias and more. More than 50 educational
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OAC Encourages Misguided "Real Time" Host Bill Maher to Recognize Shaming People with Obesity is Not Acceptable and Does Not Help Those Affected Address their Weight and Health
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on April 22, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a 58,000 member-strong non-profit organization, is cautioning comedian Bill Maher to recognize that obesity is a serious health issue and not leverage weight bias, in any situation, as a tactic to encourage healthy behaviors. During the August 18th episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, Mr. Maher used
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OAC Applauds U.S. Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act 2017
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on April 6, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauded Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) for introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2017 (S830) (HR1953). This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional treatment tools to help seniors address their overweight
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OAC Convention Scholarship Program Receives a Matching Gift Partner
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC’s Your Weight Matters National Convention, the largest National meeting dedicated to providing scientific-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, is excited to announce Geisinger Health System as a Convention Scholarship Program Matching Gift Partner. The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a
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Nielsen Ranks Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Campaign PSAs in Top 10% of PSAs for 2016
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on March 7, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to announce that Nielsen, a global performance management company providing comprehensive understanding of what customers watch and buy, has ranked the Your Weight Matters Campaign PSAs in the top 10% of PSAs for 2016. “We are extremely proud that our PSAs have been ranked in
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